Fitzroy council call for river action

June 26, 2018

Traditional owners in Western Australia’s Kimberley have called on the WA government to work with them to protect the State’s national heritage-listed Fitzroy River. The newly-established Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council wants only sustainable, culturally and […]

Treaty poll looms for Indigenous Victorians

June 26, 2018

Aboriginal Victorians are set to go to the polls early next year to elect a representative body to enter treaty talks with the State Government. In an election in which the voting age may be […]

NAIDOC set to celebrate young and old

June 26, 2018

Redfern will once again be the focus for the annual inner-city NAIDOC Family and Sports Day, part of NAIDOC Week national celebrations from July 8 to 15. The family and sports day on July 13 […]

Jody dishes up culture through cuisine

June 13, 2018

Cooking and bush foods guru Jody Orcher will be one of the star attractions at a new mini-festival at the Sydney Opera House. The Ularai/Barkandji woman from Brewarrina in north-west New South Wales is renowned […]

Biography project set to rewrite history

May 2, 2018

A team of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars is working on the first Indigenous volume of the Australian Dictionary of Biography. The major undertaking will see about 100 biographies of prominent Indigenous Australians added […]

Joy as lost artefacts rightfully returned

April 18, 2018

Precious Aboriginal artefacts estimated to be hundreds of years old have been returned to the traditional Budjiti owners in north-western New South Wales after having been used as garden ornaments. Budjiti elder Phil Eulo said […]

NAIDOC father forever immortalised

April 4, 2018

A life-size statue of the father of NAIDOC – Aboriginal activist and human rights advocate William Cooper – captures him doing what he was best known for: standing up for the wronged and persecuted. The […]

Could your art illuminate NAIDOC 2018?

April 4, 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and designers are being invited to share their ideas for new street banners and signs celebrating the world’s oldest living cultures. The City of Sydney is seeking proposals for […]

20th Garma will embrace honesty, hope

March 7, 2018

Truth-telling will be at the centre of discussions at the Garma Key Forum in north-east Arnhem Land this year. The Yothu Yindi Foundation said the official theme for the 20th annual Garma would be ‘Yuwalk […]

New festival set to weave fresh stories

March 7, 2018

Weaving workshops, sessions in Aboriginal meditation, a virtual reality trip to country and cultural playgroups for the tots – it’s all happening at the Australian Museum in Sydney throughout March. ‘Weave’, the first Festival of […]

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